Sep 9, 2008

Weekly Digest VII

Man uses Barbie fishing rod to make record catch. The link. Quote: "Hayes said his granddaughter worried he would break her rod. He landed the 21-pound fish on a 6-pound test line. It was 32 inches long, 2 inches longer than the rod. " So that's why Steve takes Emma fishing!

NJ Cops kick in door over bird's cries for help. The link. Officers responded to cries for help. My favorite quote: "But instead of a damsel in distress, officers found a caged cockatoo with a convincing call." Sweet line.

Alleged thief leaves give-away clue: his signature. The link. He signed his real name while using a stolen credit card. And if that's not enough to call him stupid, he also presented his own identification.
Cross-dressing thief leaves fake breast behind. The link. He/she snatched a 72-year old woman's purse. Police are looking for a cross-dressing man with one breast.
Woman cuffed, booked for not paying library fines. The link. OK, this one just scares me.
Two-mouth fish fuels oil-sands fears. The link. I just put this in here to see if you could say that sentence. Well, that and because it reminds me of the photo of the fish in my freezer.

Man armed with toothbrush robs store. The link. Quote: "The employee said when he tried to stop the man, the robbery suspect made a "stabbing motion" with an object in his hand." I've seen family members do that same motion with a toothbrush during heated conversations, I just didn't know I could have them arrested for it. However, that wasn't the most bizarre weapon used in a robbery, read on . .

Palm Frond used as weapon in "most bizarre" (see, I told you) central Fla. store robbery. The link. "Surveillance video showed Olivieri wildly waving the palm frond in front of a worker's face. Investigators said Olivieri threatened to use the leaves to stab if he wasn't given $50." Fave Quote: "Before any money was exchanged, Oliveiri was chased out of the store by a man armed with a bar stool." Let's see if I have this straight: a man brandishing a bar stool as a weapon was chasing a man using a palm frond as a weapon. Ooooooo, sounds scary.


Anonymous said...

That thief was sure stupid signing their own name. Don't you just hate it when somone gives away their idenity by mistake. They should have stayed home or got together with their family like I did this past weekend. I really enjoyed it, did you?

Poof said...

Nein. Nicht gut, Herr Driftwood. Es tut mir leid, abba Herr Driftwood lied to me. Or is it Frau Driftwood? Ja? Auf Wiedersehen.